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SA’s Labour Minister Oliphant to participate in the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in Argentina

by lloyd last modified 2018-08-31 15:28

31-August-2018

South Africa’s Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant will be leading a tripartite delegation to the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting (LEMM), to be held in Mendoza, Argentina from 6–7 September 2018.

The Ministers’ meeting will be preceded by the Employment Working Group Meetings from 3-5 September, which will focus on finalising the Ministerial declaration to be submitted to the G20 Leaders’ Summit in November 2018.

Department of Labour Director-General Thobile Lamati will lead the technical experts’ delegation to this meeting.

The two-day ministerial meeting will focus on issues relating to the technological change and labour market transformation, skills development, emerging forms of work and formality, social protection, inclusion for persons with disabilities and gender equality.

Ms Oliphant is also expected to lead the South African delegation to the joint G20 Education and Labour Ministers Meeting. This platform will exchange views on the importance of coordinated work between education and labour. The meeting then conclude by adopting a joint declaration reflecting on the perspectives of Education and Labour on the Future of Work.

Lamati says, while the delegation is looking forward to participating in the meetings and sharing with the G20 countries South Africa’s interventions in the labour market, they are also looking forward to learning different mechanisms from other G20 members with regard to progress made in areas of gender equality, decent work and social protection.

He says this visit will also afford the Minister an opportunity for bilateral engagements with her counterpart from Germany to discuss among others, new areas of collaboration in view of the upcoming Binational Commission (BNC) scheduled for November 2018, in Pretoria.

Ms Oliphant is also expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Republic of Brazil on cooperation in the fields of Labour and Employment which aims to promote and strengthen relations between the two countries and reinforce bilateral cooperation in the field of labour and employment.

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